This show is now closed.
Tuesday 24th – Sunday 29th July 2013
The Marlborough Theatre, Brighton
Music & lyrics by STEPHEN SONDHEIM
Book by JAMES LAPINE
An ambivalent Cinderella? A blood-thirsty Little Red Riding-hood? A Prince Charming with a roving eye? A Witch … who raps? They’re all among the cockeyed characters in James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim’s fractured fairy tale.
When a Baker and his Wife learn they’ve been cursed with childlessness by the Witch next door, they embark on a quest for the special objects ( a cow as white as milk…a cape as red as blood… hair as yellow as corn… a slipper as pure as gold… ) required to break the spell, swindling, lying to and stealing from Cinderella (with the slipper as pure as gold) Little Red Riding-hood (with a cape as red as blood) Rapunzel (with the hair as yellow as corn) and Jack (the one who climbed the beanstalk – with the cow as white as milk). Everyone’s wish is granted at the end of Act One but the consequences of their actions return to haunt them later, with disastrous results. A Giant (A female Giant, that is) steps down from the heavens and straight upon some beloved characters. It takes a few lives before the survivors realize that they have to act altogether in order to succeed.
Thus, what begins a lively irreverent fantasy becomes a moving lesson about community responsibility and the stories we tell our children.
Directed By Emma Edwards
Musical Staging By Nathan Potter
Musical Direction By Simon Gray
This was an amateur production is presented by arrangement with JOSEF WEINBERGER LTD. on behalf of MUSIC THEATRE INTERNATIONAL of NEW YORK.
Narrator – Will Owen
Cinderella – Erica Thornton
Jack – Ainsley Mitcham
Jacks Mother – Tania Newton
Baker – Nathan Potter
Baker’s Wife – Sarah Edinburgh
Stepmother – Frances Richardson
Florinda – Hannah Garred
Lucinda – Amy Spicer
Red Ridinghood – Emilia Tzilios
Witch – Laura Redmond
Mysterious Man – Allan Cardew
Wolf – Nathan Charman
Granny – Ann Atkins
Rapunzel – Helen Snow
Rapunzels Prince – Nathan Charman
Cinders Prince – Joe Mott
Steward – Anthony Dale
Giant – Judi Campbell
Voice Of Cinders Mother Kat Bettelley